Jessica A. Maier concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense and municipal law.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Criminal Justice and American Studies, with honors, from the University of Maryland in 2008.  While at the University of Maryland, she was a member of Deans List and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Prior to earning her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2013, Jessica worked as a legal assistant in the white collar crime group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  During her time at Skadden, Jessica also drafted speeches and performed research for retired former New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye.

While at Seton Hall, Jessica worked at the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender and New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. She also worked as a Student Attorney in the Family Law Clinic where she represented clients with divorce, custody, and child support issues. Her pro bono work also included service in the Courtroom Advocate’s Project and she was a recipient of the Public Interest Law Fellowship and Verizon Public Interest Fellowship for her work with children in abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica served as a law clerk to the Honorable David B. Katz, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, during the 2013-2014 court term.

Since 2017, Jessica has served as a volunteer attorney with the ReNew Program – a federal reentry program for Essex County residents released from federal prison.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Memberships

  • Executive Board member of the Essex County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children in the New Jersey foster care system

Honors

  • Walter Lucas Special Merit Award from the Essex County Bar Association in 2018